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Southeast Missouri State vs. SIU Edwardsville - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (9-17) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (13-15)
Date & Time Saturday February 17, 2018, 5:15 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (9-17) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (13-15)
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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Show Me Center.

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since early January. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are averaging 70.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Jalen Henry is averaging 16.1 points and seven rebounds while Daniel Kinchen is averaging 12.5 points and 2.3 assists. Christian Ellis is dishing 3.6 assists and David McFarland is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have split their last six road games.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks look to build on their solid three-game winning streak. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 75.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 48 percent shooting. Denzel Mahoney is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 13.3 points and 1.3 assists. Daniel Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Carpenter is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have split their last six home games.

The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Redhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in SE Missouri St., 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have won three straight games and are shooting 49.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars haven't won two straight games in over a month and are allowing 48 percent shooting while being outscored by 14.1 points in their last five games. It's hard not to eat the chalk with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks on their home court. 

Pick:
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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